On the morning of June 17, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee in collaboration with the Vietnam – Sri Lanka Friendship Association held a ceremony to give the representative of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Vietnam an amount of 1 billion VND.
Including: 500 million VND of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, 20,000 USD of layman Nguyen Xuan Truong and Bai Dinh Pagoda and 50 million VND of the members of the Vietnam – Sri Lanka Friendship Association.
This is a gift expressing the affection of monks, nuns, Buddhists and people of Vietnam to the people of Sri Lanka to overcome difficulties caused by the impact of the pandemic. Covid-19 epidemic and economic crisis.
Speaking at the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Standing Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, said that Vietnam and Sri Lanka have a long historical relationship, in which Buddhism is a bridge. paved the way for similar cultural relations between the people of the two countries.
In recent years, Sri Lankan Buddhism and Sri Lankan Government have actively participated in and supported the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to successfully organize 3 United Nations Day of Vesak celebrations in 2008, 2014 and 2019. With this small gift, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha wishes to contribute to the people of Sri Lanka to overcome this difficult period.